HOURS OF OPERATION

 

Monday-Saturday  9:00am-9:00pm

 By Previous Appointment Only!

 

               ADDRESSES:

 

            40 Westgate Parkway 

               Asheville, NC 28806

            830 Hendersonville Rd.

              Asheville, NC 28803

             4023 Haywood Road

             Mills River, NC 28759

3086 Cane Creek Rd.

Fairview, NC 28730

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               info@piano-lab.com

                   (828) 412-3775

© 2016 by Piano Lab, Inc.

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Foundations

Newborn to 18 months

Our Foundations classes offer a sensory-rich yet caring and gentle environment where infants and young toddlers can explore and react to new sounds, sensations, objects, and movements.

ACTIVITIES

  • Listening to and experiencing songs and rhymes

  • Back-and-forth vocal plays and other parent-child interactions that build neural pathways in a baby’s developing brain

  • Exploring baby-safe instruments and other object play

  • Baby-caregiver bonding exercises, including story time, massage, and relaxation activities

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased balance and control over movements and strengthened core muscles

  • Ability to embrace both familiar and unfamiliar social experiences

  • Development of listening and back-and-forth communication skills

  • Introduction to a variety of spoken sounds and rhythms that will support language and literacy development

 

Level 1

 

Ages 1 to 2

Level 1 classes provide toddlers with a stimulating setting to explore their new movement and language skills with a sense of security, comfort, and confidence.

ACTIVITIES

  • Discovery and play with scarves, hoops, mirrors, and more

  • Instrument play and introduction to basic music concepts such as high/low, fast/slow, and holding a steady beat

  • Singing songs that include motions, repeated words, and different meters and modes

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Heightened body awareness and beginning competence in self-regulation of movement

  • Development of various basic gross-motor skills, fine-motor control, and coordination

  • Growing ability to recognize and follow patterns in music and move to a steady beat, fundamental skills that have been linked to math and language

Level 2

Ages 2 to 3

No terrible twos here! Our Level 2 classes encourage older toddlers to initiate their own ideas and explore their creativity. Each class offers plenty of fun outlets for toddler-style energy, promoting cognitive development through singing, dancing, and instrument play. Better still, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers who are also experiencing the joys and complexities of these busy years, while learning to use music to create and simplify routines at home.

ACTIVITIES

  • Exploring movement concepts and participating in musical interactions with objects and others

  • Discovering different ways instruments can make sounds and experiencing a wide range of musical concepts

  • Identifying and vocally imitating sounds and learning to describe them

  • Learning to associate a picture with a sound

  • Singing songs with language patterns that explore rhythm, speech sounds, syntax, and rhyme

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased alertness, self-control, and ability to regulate their own movements

  • Stabilization of muscles necessary for healthy posture and overall balance

  • Improved coordination and locomotor skills, fine motor skills, and finger and hand strength

  • Strengthened ability to memorize, sequence, and predict patterns

  • Development of early pre-literacy and number skills

 

Level 3

 

Ages 3 to 5

Level 3 classes are designed to engage preschoolers’ natural love of music and activate their imaginations, while developing their growing language and social-emotional skills.

ACTIVITIES

  • Experiencing a variety of sounds and learning how sounds are produced by playing musical instruments, speaking or singing

  • Playing instruments with an emphasis on steady beat, repeated rhythm patterns, graphic notation, and ensemble music

  • Ensemble Development, an activity that builds the skills preschoolers need in order to create music within a group

  • Engaging in creative expression and language play, expressing feelings and ideas through movement and music

  • Pre-reading music and learning to interpret graphic notation symbols, a precursor to learning traditional music symbols

SKILLS & BENEFITS

  • Increased attention and focus; growing ability to memorize and recall

  • Growing ability to detect patterns, nuances, and timbre in sounds, a critical skill for music and language development

  • Experience waiting patiently, taking turns, working cooperatively in a group and communicating effectively and respectfully

  • Wider vocabulary and knowledge of story structures; critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Learning how to decode and interpret symbols, skills necessary for reading, math, and music

Our mixed-age classes are perfect for families who wish to bring two or more children of different ages to the same class, or for parents who simply prefer a mixed-age setting for their child. These classes allow infants through seven-year-olds—and their caregivers—to gather together for a fun-filled learning experience. Your Kindermusik educator will help you modify movement activities, group dances, and instrument-play activities for each of your children.

Mixed-age classes offer the perfect setting for weekly family bonding time and inspire ideas for more music exploration, play, and fun at home

Ages Newborn to 4

Mixed-Age Classes